Kansas latest state to fight back over Obama edict

Jun 29, 2016 by

Yet another state is standing up to the dictates of the Obama administration.

The Kansas State Board of Education is refusing to enact the transgender-friendly directive issued in May by two federal agencies, the U.S. Dept. of Education and the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Steve Brunk of Family Alliance Policy of Kansas says the state board’s belief is that local public school districts have better insight into students’ needs.

“And can respect the dignity and privacy of all students and not have the mandated from the federal level,” he says.

In a letter sent nationwide to public schools, the federal government claimed that requiring transgender students to use a same-sex restroom and locker room violates Title IX. That is the 1972 law that bans discrimination against women on school campuses.

A month after that letter went out, the Kansas state board is faced with the threat of losing $479 million dollars in federal aid, a tactic that federal officials have used against other states and local school districts.

Brunk predicts that threat is just that – a threat – and won’t happen.

“While it’s been threatened, we think that money is intact,” he says. “No school organization has lost Title IX funding over something like this.”

While the state school board pushes back, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is also suing the federal government over the directive.

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